Shah, Nadda hold a brainstorming session with BJP leaders

BJP National President JP Nadda and Union Home Minister Amit Shah during a party meeting, at BJP headquarters in New Delhi on Tuesday.
BJP National President JP Nadda and Union Home Minister Amit Shah during a party meeting, at BJP headquarters in New Delhi on Tuesday. ANI

New Delhi: With an eye on the 2024 elections, BJP chief JP Nadda and senior leader Amit Shah will convene a brainstorming session Tuesday with top party leaders to figure out a strategy for winning the 144 Lok Sabha seats that the party did not win in previous elections, according to sources.

The list contains constituencies where the BJP finished second or third in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, as well as several where the party has never won.

The party grouped these seats into clusters and nominated one Union minister as their in-charge.

Another set of ministers was sent to assess the political situation by visiting all assembly segments within these constituencies, spread across states including West Bengal, Telangana, Maharashtra, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh.

They were also tasked to identify potential candidates.

Several Union ministers including Piyush Goyal, Dharmendra Pradhan, Bhupender Yadav, Narendra Singh Tomar, Smriti Irani, Anurag Thakur, Mansukh Mandaviya, Jyotiraditya Scindia are likely to attend the meeting at the BJP headquarters.

The ministers will present a detailed report on these constituencies during the meeting.

The sources said the ministers have visited almost all these constituencies and gathered electorally crucial details.

The ministers have done a SWOT analysis of the BJP’s position in these constituencies and identified steps to be taken to ensure its victory in the 2024 elections, the sources said..

The party has drawn a detailed blueprint on these constituencies which include information on religion, caste, geography, inclination of voters and the reasons behind it, the sources added.

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